Welcome to 2008! I hope everyone survived the holidays. I know that if you have a missing child or have buried a child that as a bereaved parent we would like to simply sleep from about October 15th until January 15. How wonderful if we could skip over the emotional aspects of life that rip open our old wounds and tear out our hearts year after year, unfortunately most of us know that is not possible.
I encourage each of you to become actively involved in YOUR Forum here at BellaOnline. I challenge each of you to find just one missing or abducted child that has stuck in your heart whether your own, a family member or friend and go to our forum and start a thread titled with that child's name. If they have a web page place a link to that web page in the thread, and definitely INCLUDE a picture so we can all see the children that need to be found and come home.
BellaOnline has just Celebrated her FIVE year Anniversary from the time Lisa Shea her wonderful owner had a dream of putting her on the web. This is he voice of women, and some awesome men, and it is here because of our wonderful readers.
Thank-you for your continued support since I began editing the Missing and Exploited Children Site in the Summer (June) of 2006. At times it is overwhelming and it seems at those times I get the best e-mails from the most caring readers who give me the hope and inspiration to go forward for all the children.
So I challenge each of you to go to the Forum and tell us all about the Missing, Abducted or exploited Child that lives in your heart...
Blessing in 2008~
Erika Lyn Smith
Here's the latest article from the Missing and Exploited Children site at BellaOnline.com.
Age-progression Helps Missing and Abducted Children
A Forensic artist uses simple tools when working to create age-enhanced photographs of missing or abducted children. These tools include but are not limited to paper, pencils, a computer, imagination, and knowledge, and photographs. Family photos are helpful in age-progression photographs.
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Erika Lyn Smith, Missing and Exploited Children Editor
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